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Hello all.  I'm wondering if anybody who does folders has any suggestions on what I could use as an axel for pizza wheels I'm trying to make for family holiday gifts.  I'd like something that could be dis-assembled for cleaning or exchanging wheels.  My first thought was to modify some large corby bolts I have that I never use, but then remembered I have a USA knifmaker's catalogue from 2015,  so I started looking at folder parts and there are too many options for me to choose (bronze bearings, pivot barrels, sexbolt pivots, bronze washers, teflon washers....)
Thank you.

Here's where we are as of today. 

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My first attempt at a 4-way weld using the squaring dies I made.  Wish me luck....

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Good luck!

I don't use any of the tactical folder parts, but I bet there is some kind of blade pivot that would work.  Like this barrel pivot: https://www.texasknife.com/vcom/product_info.php?cPath=52_890_867&products_id=6833&osCsid=b78fa6e8db49f2d4a87f513a3ed1d438

Or, even better, this? https://www.texasknife.com/vcom/product_info.php?products_id=13421&osCsid=b78fa6e8db49f2d4a87f513a3ed1d438

 

Note that most places have these, I just went to the TKM site because it has a good search function.

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Thanks for the quick reply (and the luck wishes).  I'll keep y'all posted.....

 

I don't think I've been this nervous since high school....

RIP Bear....be free!

 

as always

peace and love

billyO

 

 

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My first thought was a bronze bushing to put in the wheel with a shoulder bolt as an axle.  Both easily available from McMaster-Carr.

 

I've been wanting to do a pizza cutter for a few years now, but haven't made the time for it yet.  I'll be eager to see how yours turns out.

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Well, unfortunately, it didn't.  The weld seemed to go fine using the squaring dies I made:

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ending up with a 1 1/4" cylinder about 2" long.  But when I was squishing it with the press, to try to give me larger discs, the welds started to split open:

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Any ideas on what to do from here?

 

What I should have done (and what I'll do next time), is to surround the 4 tiles with a piece of 1/8" 1080:Untitled1.jpg

I'll post pics on the next one.  

 

 

 

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Thanks Gerhard - I saw it was up there, but to be honest, I couldn't bear the thought of watching 4 separate episodes....and while I believe that Alec is a talented smith, I think there's a significant generation gap here, because I have very little patience with their "Hollywood-izing" and over-dramatizing everything.  

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Hi Brian.  I tried to do a little at a time, but I'm still probably a little "heavy-handed" when it comes to the press.  I also tried forging on the edge but I'm pretty sure I was a bit slow on this and the damage was already done.  
I'm not sure if there's anything salvageable here, so I'm considering heating it up and squishing it as an experiment to see what it and the press can take.

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1 hour ago, billyO said:

Thanks Gerhard - I saw it was up there, but to be honest, I couldn't bear the thought of watching 4 separate episodes....and while I believe that Alec is a talented smith, I think there's a significant generation gap here, because I have very little patience with their "Hollywood-izing" and over-dramatizing everything.  

Will is not that bad for somebody with pimples and no beard, have a look :lol:

All seriousness, respect to both those young men, they have me beat in almost every department, I'm just less shouty and irritating :lol: .......and my youtube channel has zero subscribers :lol:

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I hear you Gerhard, I just think it's partly a 'generational' thing.  I've often said that I was born 100 years too late, so that'd be a multi-generational issue I have.  

I actually did watch parts of the first 2 videos, but lost patience with the style and the advertising.  The other part of my problem is that I have been anti-capitalism for as long as I can remember being aware that there's an alternate way to live.   I know that I'm fighting a losing battle when it comes to commercialism and the idea that the free-market is what should rule our existence, but I'm ok with that cross I'm bearing.

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That's a really nice pattern Billy. Maybe a different spreading method would work better? Maybe use the drawing dies? Maybe using some Kiss blocks to control the depth of the squeeze so you only go down 1/16 or 1/8 at a time?

 

On 12/8/2020 at 10:47 AM, Gerhard Gerber said:

and my youtube channel has zero subscribers

I saw 12 when I just visited. I am happy to say it's now up to 13!

(Although there are 3 channels with your name. I think I chose the correct one)

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Thanks for the compliment, Joshua.  Kiss blocks would probably have helped.  When I made my combo dies, I did make kiss block combinations that go from 1/4" up to 1 1/2", but I guess I should make some for my flattening dies too.  

RIP Bear....be free!

 

as always

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billyO

 

 

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Why can't you use the same ones?

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

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7 minutes ago, Joshua States said:

Why can't you use the same ones?

Because the the ones for the combo dies have saddles(?) to prevent them from falling off the dies. I can get pics if you want.

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I got it. I made a similar set for the 25# LG power hammer.

I don't have combo dies for my press. I have drawing dies, squaring dies, etc. My drawing dies are 6 inches long and the center 4 inches are rounded with the ends still square. That way I can use the same Kiss blocks with my drawing dies as I use with my welding dies, straightening dies, flattening dies etc.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdJMFMqnbLYqv965xd64vYg

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On 12/8/2020 at 7:57 PM, billyO said:

I hear you Gerhard, I just think it's partly a 'generational' thing.  I've often said that I was born 100 years too late, so that'd be a multi-generational issue I have.  

I actually did watch parts of the first 2 videos, but lost patience with the style and the advertising.  The other part of my problem is that I have been anti-capitalism for as long as I can remember being aware that there's an alternate way to live.   I know that I'm fighting a losing battle when it comes to commercialism and the idea that the free-market is what should rule our existence, but I'm ok with that cross I'm bearing.

Same here as far as the 100 years thing goes, but honestly I can shoot many holes in that argument, all we have is now :D

 

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My conscience is clean because most channels I subscribe to get ZERO income from YT, so why do I need to watch their adds....? 

 

On 12/10/2020 at 3:07 PM, Joshua States said:

That's a really nice pattern Billy. Maybe a different spreading method would work better? Maybe use the drawing dies? Maybe using some Kiss blocks to control the depth of the squeeze so you only go down 1/16 or 1/8 at a time?

 

I saw 12 when I just visited. I am happy to say it's now up to 13!

(Although there are 3 channels with your name. I think I chose the correct one)

Thanks Josh, to the best of my knowledge there should be a video of me eating bugs and not much else :lol:

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